Festive Outdoor Scene

Catalog No. 767

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, pottery lid.

Text:
“Wer rennt und wühlt, mit Geld nur klingt
und stehend nur sein Schoppen trinkt
den treff des Wortes Vollgewicht
Ruh’ ist die erste Bürgerpflicht.”

(He who runs and agitates, with coins only clinking
and drinks his pint standing up,
may the full meaning of the saying hit him:
Tranquility is every citizen’s first duty.)

Central image is taken from an illustration by Heinrich Schlitt (1849-1923), part of an 1890 mural that once graced the Wiesbaden Ratskeller, but was sadly destroyed in World War II.

See also Nos. 856, 885 and 897.

Price Range: $100-$150

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MG 767
MG 767

 
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